Selections in Prose, Poetry, and Dialogues for Declamation and Recitation: Suited to the Capacities of Youth, and Intended for the Exhibition-day Requirements of Common Schools and Academies
Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, and Company, 1876 - 181 頁
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American animal Arthur bear beautiful believe better bird blow bring cheer Clerk comes course dear death dress earth Edward Enter eyes fall father feel flowers follow gentlemen give glory gold grave grows hand happy Harry head hear heart heaven hold honor hope human James Johnnie Jones keep kind labor Lady land learned leave lessons light little girl live look mind Miss morning mother never night o'er ocean once passed play poor remember rest rise SCENE seen sing sleep Slow smile soul speak spirit stand stars sure sweet Teacher tears tell thee things thou thought told true turn virtue West wind wish young youth
第 2 頁 - Never, never more, shall we behold that generous loyalty to rank and sex, that proud submission, that dignified obedience, that subordination of the heart, which kept alive, even in servitude itself, the spirit of an exalted freedom. The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone...
第 85 頁 - GOD, the life and light Of all this wondrous world we see ; Its glow by day, its smile by night, Are but reflections caught from Thee. Where'er we turn...
第 2 頁 - It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the Queen of France, then the Dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision.
第 69 頁 - They sailed away for a year and a day, To the land where the Bong-tree grows, And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood, With a ring at the end of his nose, His nose, His nose, With a ring at the end of his nose. 'Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.' So they took it away, and were married next day By the Turkey who lives on the hill. They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the...
第 98 頁 - Who God doth late and early pray More of his grace than gifts to lend ; And entertains the harmless day With a...
第 97 頁 - Whose soul is still prepared for death, Untied unto the worldly care Of public fame, or private breath ; Who envies none that chance doth raise, Or vice ; who never understood How deepest wounds are given by praise, Nor rules of state, but rules of good...
第 71 頁 - For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still ; While words of learned length and thundering sound Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around. And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew, That one small head could carry all he knew.
第 101 頁 - THE more we live, more brief appear Our life's succeeding stages : A day to childhood seems a year, And years like passing ages. The gladsome current of our youth, Ere passion yet disorders, Steals lingering like a river smooth Along its grassy borders. But as the care-worn cheek grows wan, And sorrow's shafts fly thicker, Ye Stars, that measure life to man, Why seem your courses quicker ? When joys have lost their bloom and breath And life itself is vapid, Why, as we reach the Falls of Death, Feel...
第 103 頁 - So live, that when thy summons comes to join The innumerable caravan that moves To the pale realms of shade, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, Thou go not, like the quarry-slave at night, Scourged to his dungeon, but, sustained and soothed By an unfaltering trust, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.